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May 11 - May 26, 202016 Days

Greece & Turkey

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USD 3,488.00
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  • Suggested Itinerary

    MAY 11/DAY 0: DEPARTURE FROM MANILA
    MAY 12/ DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL – ATHENS TOUR: (LD):
    Meet on the Arrival’s Hall at Athens airport and transfer to the city. Proceed on tour of the Greek capital. See Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the University and the National Library. See Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Stop at the Pan Athenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Down from the Acropolis is Areopagos from where St. Paul preached the gospel to the Athenians. Completing, free at own leisure. Discover Plaka, the old quarter. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 13 / DAY 2: ATHENS – MYKONOS – ISLAND TOUR (Max 4 Hours): (BLD):
    Breakfast in the hotel or, Box breakfast. Transfer to the port of Athens (Piraeus) for the boat journey to the Jet Set island of Mykonos. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. At the given time, proceed on tour of the island. With an English speaking assistant, drive to and visit the capital of the island, Ano Mera with its marble fountain and the Church of Panagia Tourliani. Continue to see some of the famous beaches of the island. Return back to the main town and take a walking tour to see the famous 5 windmills, the tiny cobbled streets and Little Venice. Completing, free at own leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 14 / DAY 3: MYKONOS - SANTORINI: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the boat journey to the amazing island of Santorini. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at own leisure. Discover the main town with its array of shops and boutiques or, sit in a café and enjoy the view to the volcano and caldera. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant or, hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 15 / DAY 4: SANTORINI TOUR: (Tour time 6 hours) (BD)):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure. At the given time, proceed on tour. Meet the assistant and proceed on tour of the main town to see the old world charm mingled with the new. Drive to the village of Pyrgos. Enjoy the view to the volcano before proceeding to a local winery. Watch the film, take the tour and enjoy a tasting of 3 wines. Depart for the north of the island, to Oia. Oia hosts the most magnificent views with a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other. Walk round and discover the typical Santorini architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil. Completing, return to the main town. Dinner at a local restaurant or, the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 16 / DAY 5: SANTORINI – ATHENS: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the high speed journey back to Athens. Meet on arrival and transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 17/ DAY 6: ATHENS - ISTANBUL (BLD)
    Breakfast in the hotel. . At the given time, transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 18 /DAY 07 - ISTANBUL - CANAKKALE (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Cannakale through scenic drive to Gallipoli where the sites of famous battles during World War 1. We will cross a waterway that separates Asia and Europe and proceed to Troy, and visit the famous Trojan Horse from the movie Troy by Brad Pitt. If time permits, we will also visit the ruins of Troy otherwise, it will be done the next day. Check in our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 19/DAY 08 - CANAKKALE / IZMIR / KUSADASI (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Pergamon and visit the Temples of Trajan, Acropolis, Dionysos, Zeus and Athena and the theater overlooking to the plain of Bergama. Lunch in Bergama then drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 20/DAY 09 - KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PAMUKKALE (BLD)
    Following breakfast, drive to Selcuk town then visit House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressos. Also visit the famous Ancient ruins of Ephesus. After lunch continue to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water, the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. We will also visit the Roman Baths which is also in the area. Transfer to Hotel for Dinner and enjoy Thermal bath.
    MAY 21/DAY 10 - PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    After breakfast and before we start the long drive to the beautiful city of Cappadocia, we can visit a Shopping Outlet then transfer to Konya for Lunch and visit Mevlana Museum , the home of Whirling Dervishes. Then drive to Cappadocia. Two nights stay in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
    MAY 22/DAY 11 - CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. A photo opportunity at the Pigeon Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Valley open air museum to visit the rock carved churches. Followed by the famous local pottery and carpet. We will also provide time for souvenir shopping in Cappadocia. Then proceed to Dinner.
    MAY 23/DAY 12 – CAPPADOCIA -ANKARA - BOLU (BLD)
    After breakfast, we drive to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara and visit Ataturk Museum, and have the lunch the lunch there before driving to Bolu for overnight.
    MAY 24/DAY 13 – BOLU – ISTANBUL(BLD)
    After breakfast, upon arrival enjoy and relax the Bosphorus Cruise then after lunch visit Topkapi Palace and explore the large museum in Istanbul. It served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of Ottoman sultans. Then transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 25/DAY 14 – ISTANBUL – MANILA (B)
    After breakfast, visit the wold’s oldest Grand Bazaar for free time shopping before transfer to airport.
    MAY 26/DAY 15 MANILA ARRIVAL
    Home sweet home….
  • Terms & Conditions

    • Non-refundable deposit of USD500 per person
    • Minimum of 20 pax to run the tour, otherwise, operator has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour and deposit will be refunded to those who made reservations.

    Exclusions:

    • Schengen Visa (Php7,500)
    • Turkey E-visa (Php2,000)
    • Guide and Driver Tipping
    • Airline Taxes (Approx $150-$180)
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Beverages during meals and sightseeing
  • Package Inclusion

    • Roundtrip International Airfare
    • 13nights Hotel accommodation 4-5*
    • Daily breakfast
    • High Speed Ferry Athens to Santorini
    • High Speed Ferry Santorini to Mykonos
    • High Speed Ferry Mykonos to Athens
    • Cave Hotel Accommodation
    • All service mentioned on the itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Tours as per itinerary
    • Travel Insurance up to 65years old
    • Tour Coordinator from Airlite Travel
  • Suggested Itinerary

    MAY 11/DAY 0: DEPARTURE FROM MANILA
    MAY 12/ DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL – ATHENS TOUR: (LD):
    Meet on the Arrival’s Hall at Athens airport and transfer to the city. Proceed on tour of the Greek capital. See Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the University and the National Library. See Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Stop at the Pan Athenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Down from the Acropolis is Areopagos from where St. Paul preached the gospel to the Athenians. Completing, free at own leisure. Discover Plaka, the old quarter. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 13 / DAY 2: ATHENS – MYKONOS – ISLAND TOUR (Max 4 Hours): (BLD):
    Breakfast in the hotel or, Box breakfast. Transfer to the port of Athens (Piraeus) for the boat journey to the Jet Set island of Mykonos. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. At the given time, proceed on tour of the island. With an English speaking assistant, drive to and visit the capital of the island, Ano Mera with its marble fountain and the Church of Panagia Tourliani. Continue to see some of the famous beaches of the island. Return back to the main town and take a walking tour to see the famous 5 windmills, the tiny cobbled streets and Little Venice. Completing, free at own leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 14 / DAY 3: MYKONOS - SANTORINI: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the boat journey to the amazing island of Santorini. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at own leisure. Discover the main town with its array of shops and boutiques or, sit in a café and enjoy the view to the volcano and caldera. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant or, hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 15 / DAY 4: SANTORINI TOUR: (Tour time 6 hours) (BD)):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure. At the given time, proceed on tour. Meet the assistant and proceed on tour of the main town to see the old world charm mingled with the new. Drive to the village of Pyrgos. Enjoy the view to the volcano before proceeding to a local winery. Watch the film, take the tour and enjoy a tasting of 3 wines. Depart for the north of the island, to Oia. Oia hosts the most magnificent views with a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other. Walk round and discover the typical Santorini architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil. Completing, return to the main town. Dinner at a local restaurant or, the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 16 / DAY 5: SANTORINI – ATHENS: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the high speed journey back to Athens. Meet on arrival and transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 17/ DAY 6: ATHENS - ISTANBUL (BLD)
    Breakfast in the hotel. . At the given time, transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 18 /DAY 07 - ISTANBUL - CANAKKALE (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Cannakale through scenic drive to Gallipoli where the sites of famous battles during World War 1. We will cross a waterway that separates Asia and Europe and proceed to Troy, and visit the famous Trojan Horse from the movie Troy by Brad Pitt. If time permits, we will also visit the ruins of Troy otherwise, it will be done the next day. Check in our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 19/DAY 08 - CANAKKALE / IZMIR / KUSADASI (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Pergamon and visit the Temples of Trajan, Acropolis, Dionysos, Zeus and Athena and the theater overlooking to the plain of Bergama. Lunch in Bergama then drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 20/DAY 09 - KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PAMUKKALE (BLD)
    Following breakfast, drive to Selcuk town then visit House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressos. Also visit the famous Ancient ruins of Ephesus. After lunch continue to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water, the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. We will also visit the Roman Baths which is also in the area. Transfer to Hotel for Dinner and enjoy Thermal bath.
    MAY 21/DAY 10 - PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    After breakfast and before we start the long drive to the beautiful city of Cappadocia, we can visit a Shopping Outlet then transfer to Konya for Lunch and visit Mevlana Museum , the home of Whirling Dervishes. Then drive to Cappadocia. Two nights stay in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
    MAY 22/DAY 11 - CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. A photo opportunity at the Pigeon Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Valley open air museum to visit the rock carved churches. Followed by the famous local pottery and carpet. We will also provide time for souvenir shopping in Cappadocia. Then proceed to Dinner.
    MAY 23/DAY 12 – CAPPADOCIA -ANKARA - BOLU (BLD)
    After breakfast, we drive to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara and visit Ataturk Museum, and have the lunch the lunch there before driving to Bolu for overnight.
    MAY 24/DAY 13 – BOLU – ISTANBUL(BLD)
    After breakfast, upon arrival enjoy and relax the Bosphorus Cruise then after lunch visit Topkapi Palace and explore the large museum in Istanbul. It served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of Ottoman sultans. Then transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 25/DAY 14 – ISTANBUL – MANILA (B)
    After breakfast, visit the wold’s oldest Grand Bazaar for free time shopping before transfer to airport.
    MAY 26/DAY 15 MANILA ARRIVAL
    Home sweet home….
  • Suggested Itinerary

    MAY 11/DAY 0: DEPARTURE FROM MANILA
    MAY 12/ DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL – ATHENS TOUR: (LD):
    Meet on the Arrival’s Hall at Athens airport and transfer to the city. Proceed on tour of the Greek capital. See Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the University and the National Library. See Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Stop at the Pan Athenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Down from the Acropolis is Areopagos from where St. Paul preached the gospel to the Athenians. Completing, free at own leisure. Discover Plaka, the old quarter. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 13 / DAY 2: ATHENS – MYKONOS – ISLAND TOUR (Max 4 Hours): (BLD):
    Breakfast in the hotel or, Box breakfast. Transfer to the port of Athens (Piraeus) for the boat journey to the Jet Set island of Mykonos. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. At the given time, proceed on tour of the island. With an English speaking assistant, drive to and visit the capital of the island, Ano Mera with its marble fountain and the Church of Panagia Tourliani. Continue to see some of the famous beaches of the island. Return back to the main town and take a walking tour to see the famous 5 windmills, the tiny cobbled streets and Little Venice. Completing, free at own leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 14 / DAY 3: MYKONOS - SANTORINI: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the boat journey to the amazing island of Santorini. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at own leisure. Discover the main town with its array of shops and boutiques or, sit in a café and enjoy the view to the volcano and caldera. In the evening, dinner at a local restaurant or, hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 15 / DAY 4: SANTORINI TOUR: (Tour time 6 hours) (BD)):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure. At the given time, proceed on tour. Meet the assistant and proceed on tour of the main town to see the old world charm mingled with the new. Drive to the village of Pyrgos. Enjoy the view to the volcano before proceeding to a local winery. Watch the film, take the tour and enjoy a tasting of 3 wines. Depart for the north of the island, to Oia. Oia hosts the most magnificent views with a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other. Walk round and discover the typical Santorini architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil. Completing, return to the main town. Dinner at a local restaurant or, the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 16 / DAY 5: SANTORINI – ATHENS: (BD):
    Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the port for the high speed journey back to Athens. Meet on arrival and transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
    MAY 17/ DAY 6: ATHENS - ISTANBUL (BLD)
    Breakfast in the hotel. . At the given time, transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 18 /DAY 07 - ISTANBUL - CANAKKALE (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Cannakale through scenic drive to Gallipoli where the sites of famous battles during World War 1. We will cross a waterway that separates Asia and Europe and proceed to Troy, and visit the famous Trojan Horse from the movie Troy by Brad Pitt. If time permits, we will also visit the ruins of Troy otherwise, it will be done the next day. Check in our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 19/DAY 08 - CANAKKALE / IZMIR / KUSADASI (BLD)
    After breakfast, transfer to Pergamon and visit the Temples of Trajan, Acropolis, Dionysos, Zeus and Athena and the theater overlooking to the plain of Bergama. Lunch in Bergama then drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
    MAY 20/DAY 09 - KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PAMUKKALE (BLD)
    Following breakfast, drive to Selcuk town then visit House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressos. Also visit the famous Ancient ruins of Ephesus. After lunch continue to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water, the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. We will also visit the Roman Baths which is also in the area. Transfer to Hotel for Dinner and enjoy Thermal bath.
    MAY 21/DAY 10 - PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    After breakfast and before we start the long drive to the beautiful city of Cappadocia, we can visit a Shopping Outlet then transfer to Konya for Lunch and visit Mevlana Museum , the home of Whirling Dervishes. Then drive to Cappadocia. Two nights stay in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
    MAY 22/DAY 11 - CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
    Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. A photo opportunity at the Pigeon Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Valley open air museum to visit the rock carved churches. Followed by the famous local pottery and carpet. We will also provide time for souvenir shopping in Cappadocia. Then proceed to Dinner.
    MAY 23/DAY 12 – CAPPADOCIA -ANKARA - BOLU (BLD)
    After breakfast, we drive to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara and visit Ataturk Museum, and have the lunch the lunch there before driving to Bolu for overnight.
    MAY 24/DAY 13 – BOLU – ISTANBUL(BLD)
    After breakfast, upon arrival enjoy and relax the Bosphorus Cruise then after lunch visit Topkapi Palace and explore the large museum in Istanbul. It served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of Ottoman sultans. Then transfer to Hotel.
    MAY 25/DAY 14 – ISTANBUL – MANILA (B)
    After breakfast, visit the wold’s oldest Grand Bazaar for free time shopping before transfer to airport.
    MAY 26/DAY 15 MANILA ARRIVAL
    Home sweet home….

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